Bertha-> Greatest Story Ever Told, They Love Each Other, It's All Over Now, Brown Eyed Women, Hell In A Bucket, Ramble On Rose, The Music Never Stopped-> Might As Well China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Drums-> Eyes Of The World-> Truckin'-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues
SBD>MC>DAT>CDR; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Willy
May 24, 2018 Subject:
My First Show . . .
This was my very first Grateful Dead show ....
April 7, 2018 Subject:
Belly Bucking with Jerry
Hitched up to Vegas from Tempe. Was frustrating stuck north of Phoenix, so hung a Donahue dye on mile marker, leaned my pack, climbed down the hill for a nap. Beep Beep Beep, Jack Straw (Pygmy's ride) was calling me up. Pygmy had recently been discharged from the Army and meeting friends from Madison in Vegas..... Damn pleasant scene too once oarked..... Won $60. in Dimes rolling a One Armed Bandit..... Walking through the Casino a pantieless gal had me focused on her skirt, so turning the corner I bounced of Jerry & Crew awaiting the elevator. Jerry won the belly buck and couldn"t offer a hand since they were full..... Back in the lot it was humming now. Ran into Pygmy & his North Eastern family. Tilted a few back and started to explore only bumping into an old Tucsonnian friend Waste Ted & his buddy Red. They were selling Glow-in-the-Dark screened shirt. Lot of smiles prepping for the show. Around intermission I truly believed N²O was being pumped into the air conditioning vent.
Sailor > Saint is my last honest memory till remembering sit in the center of the main drag eating a cheese burger.
I enjoyed myself then off to Irvine.
November 6, 2017 Subject:
The little back and forth between Bobby and Jerry is somewhat interesting, otherwise a little sloppy.
May 5, 2017 Subject:
Gonna miss me when I'm gone...
From day 1 of the journey.... so true
September 14, 2016 Subject:
I heard a little Nobody's Fault But Mine, or, more likely for this period, Wang Dang Doodle tease at the end of Truckin'.
September 1, 2013 Subject:
Clank your chains and count your change..
Nice warm Vegas sound..I can get by with some mistakes and for the ones looking for perfection..keep looking! Been listening to this show for years and it's one of my favorites from 84'.. The Grateful Dead & Vegas mixed well together! Solid show with some inspired playing. love the China>Rider followed by Lost Sailor> a smoking Saint of Circumstance. I also really enjoyed the Black Peter tease>Truckin'>Black Peter..very nice! And Bobby barking out a hot SS Daydream!! so please>GIVE IT A WHIRL>Forever Grateful>Forever Dead!!!!!!
August 11, 2011 Subject:
Take a Look at Poor Peter...
I hung out with Peter on Venice Beach before I left with others for this show.. I heard at the show the band had been told about his death and were going to "do something."
I remember Peter had a little Red haired Dog like a long haired dachshund.. He was as gentle and kind a person as you could ever have met. I remember thinking how utterly un-believable it was to be hearing he'd been killed hitching to the show.. and yea I felt a little uncomfortable wondering if I could have made a stronger connection and maybe he;d have ended up coming with us.. I rode in Curt and Little Wing's Hearse ..I think..
Glad to find this show here because I can't recall a single note of this show but it was a blast dancing in that place.
March 15, 2011 Subject:
Our friend Peter
A wonderful Deadhead named Peter was killed by a drunk driver outside of Gilroy while hitchhiking to Vegas for this show. He was a beautiful spirit whose biggest love in life was the Grateful Dead and his much loved fellow heads. The band was told what had happened, and they played Black Peter in his memory at this show. Peter was from Buffalo, NY, and later at Niagara Falls they repeated their tribute for the many heads of that area who knew and loved Peter and who were devastated by his loss. Peter believed that through the Grateful Dead scene each person had the opportunity to achieve their own personal best, whether it was artistically, or in expressing one's love for one's fellow beings. It meant a lot to us that the Band showed this mark of respect and love; nobody was more deserving than our friend Peter.
November 26, 2010 Subject:
Would like to take that ride again..
Grate stuff , It took me 27 years to figure it out but Might As Well might be the most underated song in their arsenal..Smoking second set with a rippin Eyes. Lovin it!!
April 6, 2010 Subject:
this show is hott! imo. love the china-rider. grate eyes..sound is crisp and clear
December 28, 2009 Subject:
My First Show
this was my first show!, halfway through the first set I was hooked, over 100 shows later I always wonder how that night changed my life
April 6, 2009 Subject:
Ballad of a Thin FAN
Take those smgarcia's with a grain of salt. You have a tough audience in that man. For the type-A reviewers who are constantly so miffed or unsettled because of a flub in the lyrics, etc, Good Grief!! Find another type-A band who thinks and plays just like you, and you might not be so disappointed, but quit bustin' on old Jerry and the crew. It is what it is, here in 2009. These guys were high,high,high and absolutely making it up as they went along. Can you not figure that out after 45 years---45 YEARS of listening to these guys???? The joke is on you....
I am blown away there is another Vegas show that slipped by me after all these years, much less one this good in the dark of 1984. Enjoy and thanks again, uploading Saints........
June 27, 2007 Subject:
Lost my cassette copy 15 years ago and.......
voila..here it ! Now, how do I grab a copy of the greatest Chinacat/Rider ever!
December 13, 2006 Subject:
Words, not in the right order, what?
Oh my, forgetting words, verses not in the right order. What has music become. Improvisation, in lyrics, no.
December 13, 2006 Subject:
Last fair deal . . .
RE: mistakes. The Grateful Dead making mistakes? Forgetting words? God forbid!
June 30, 2006 Subject:
The Music Never Stopped
well, it did stop. Not a great performance at all. Bob messes up the lyrics at the end, and Jerry screws up his playing. This is not a good show, unless you like a show with a bunch of screwups. The sound isn't that good either. Get your money back and see some other dead shows.
March 30, 2006 Subject:
Obviously Jerry thought the first set couldn't possibly end on such an absurd note with Bob forgetting the majority of the MNS lyrics. Not just a line or two, much of it. Hilarious
November 18, 2005 Subject:
Surprise.The playing is very dynamic and physical. China Cat..Lost Sailor feels like i'm in an opium den. Nice air decoration.'All over now' has a different treatment. Space grows legs and starts to crawl like centipedes. It's dark in that basement. Crystal chimes rain,feeling lost.Aliens Howl.A spaceship lands on the stage. and disintegrates into 'Eyes'.I like the tension between Phil and Jerry,Bobby plays his wammy bar through effect units...A jam starts in a country twang then builds to a truckin entrance. The drum kit is starting to rise, it;s getting taller.stretching,loosing vision.Lights are shinning down on the stage like shadows. This well-oiled machine is spitting sparks,The Red,White and blue stage lights drap the stage like a melted American flag.I'm knee deep in a puddle of 'Black Peter'Bobby playing excellent slide fills.Sugar Mag struggles to get wheels,Jerry forces the issue,there we go,Sugar Mag is very great.Good quality and Pychedelic playing
October 1, 2005 Subject:
The dump out into the casino Dead like
Boy these shows were so hot all us dead heads in the aladdin hotel as i was at the 81 83 shows these werte some of the best shows Bobby forgetting the words to music never stopped hot show After the show 4000 dead heads into the casino Tripping unreal all the lights thes Aladin shows were the best might as well Jerrys riping salior saint eyes truckin what a hot show
March 9, 2005 Subject:
Goin Valium in a Bucket
I enjoyed Bucket here, always love a nice change of pace. not sure if that is the fastest Eyes, but pretty sweet indeed. China/Rider well played, Brent shines thru.
March 9, 2005 Subject:
Fast Eyes & Slow Bucket
Something I remember about this show is that it has one of the slowest Hell in a Buckets around to go with the Fastest Eyes in the West. Also, the China Cat/Rider Jam is one of my all time favs. I love Brent's "chimey" keys and they really are prominent at this show. I too was there. My buddy was taping and I was free to roam all over the place. It was a fun time with great crowd energy. Afterwards it was time to journey out to Irvine. It was funny running into all the big-eyed heads at the rest stops along the way.
February 24, 2005 Subject:
Great show. We came down from Alta Ut, had a blast, gambled in the casino until dawn in a sea of tie-dye, then drove back to work! I still have my tickets from the Vegas '93 shows because we got snowed in.One of the best Eyes of the World I ever had the pleasure of boogieing to.
October 19, 2004 Subject:
no scarlet fire, sorry
terrible delay on jerry's vox during "brown eyed"....they fix after vocal flub on "delilah jones " verse.......pretty slick show though......phil is ON
October 6, 2004 Subject:
Very nice show. I love the fast eyes. Jams are well played and hopping. Killer might as well, along with scarlett/fire. Very nice to listen too while cruising down the road. I think its true that Jerry and Bobby were having a few differences that night, but oh well.. this happens. Clean clean recording except during bertha.
July 5, 2004 Subject:
Caught Speeding On the Strip
If Miami 4/7/94 was the slowest Eyes ever, this version, played exactly 10 years and a day earlier, has to be one of the fastest. Jerry was plugged in to Aladdin's Amp.
My theory about the "battle" before Truckin' is that the plan was to play Truckin' before Black Peter all along and Jerry just plum forgot. Hey it had been a good ten minutes since their break during drums, so it's easy to see how Jerry could forget. It was 84, after all.
Beware, Bertha has many mix adjustments, some crackle and a vocal flub, there are some very lengthy pauses for tuning and smoking cigarettes, and the cuts in Saint of Circumstance and Black Peter are brutal. Otherwise, great sounding high energy show, especially the nice Jerry-less jam before drums. Perfect for hiking or high impact aerobics. Put it on your ipod immediately. I did.
July 4, 2004 Subject:
a fun time
I was there too, we headed over from Flagstaff and camped out in what now must be downtown Henderson, overlooking the city lights. I remember looking up from the floor around the round room and seeing twirling silhouettes in all of the concourse openings. The Might As Well rocks, the show sounds great. Pretty funny seeing all of the heads spilling out onto the strip afterwards. Not like the remote Silver Bowl shows. Too bad they tore this ol' building down!
Well, here's how I heard it twenty years ago. Allegedly there was this head named Peter who was killed (hit by a car, I think) while hitching to the show and whose favorite song was Eyes. Supposedly this sad tale was communicated to Jerry somehow and he decided to play Eyes->Black Peter out of Space in tribute to the fallen tourhead, but apparently Bobby had other plans. True? Who knows. Apart from the novelty of Space->Eyes, I don't recall this being a particularly good or even memorable show. But the experience of seeing them play in a casino was certainly worth the trek from SF.
June 29, 2004 Subject:
Bobby and Jerry Arguing?
This was a real fun show with some great jams and a nice Eyes out of space. It did seem like Bobby and Jerry were arguing musically on stage. They both decided to end Music Never Stopped at different times and after the ending was straightened out, Jerry did a great Mighty Swell. In the second set, after Eyes, Jerry started a Black Peter but Bobby argued to get his song in next so eventually, Jerry Petered out and went in Truckin' but Bobby started to segway into Wang Dang Doodle until Jerry cut him off to go back to his Peter. Otherwise, it was a great and well-played show. I was sitting in the 5th row right in front of Brent and at the time, I thought his solo in All Over Now was the best ever.